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In Defeat for Trump Admin, 2020 Census Will Not Include Citizenship Question

HeadlineJul 03, 2019

The Trump administration has dropped its effort to include a citizenship question in the 2020 census. Last week, the Supreme Court ruled the question could not be added to next year’s form, saying the administration’s justification for its inclusion “appears to have been contrived.” Trump had originally threatened to delay the constitutionally mandated census after the ruling, but the Justice Department confirmed Tuesday they gave the green light to start printing the forms. The ACLU and 17 states filed a lawsuit to prevent the citizenship question from being added. Census officials estimated 6.5 million people would not respond to the census, negatively impacting areas with large immigrant communities.

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